Trenton City Hall: 2800 Third St. Trenton, MI 48183 | Phone: (734) 675-6500 Fax: (734) 675-4088


Recreational Fire Policy


Trenton Fire Department Open Recreational Fires and Portable Outdoor Fireplace Policy

Recreational Fires

Recreational fires in an open pit are allowed without permit provided they conform to the following:

● Recreational fires shall not be conducted within 25 feet of a structure or combustible material, and must be less than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height.
● The fire is constantly supervised until extinguished, and must have a minimum of a portable fire extinguisher, charged garden hose or shovel and sand on hand for extinguishment.
● Only dry firewood will be allowed to be burned. The burning of leaves, grass, paper, refuse, and old building materials are strictly prohibited.

Outdoor Fireplaces

Outdoor Fireplaces and portable outdoor fireplaces shall be used in accordance with manufacturer's instructions, as well as the conditions listed above, however, the distance from structures and combustible materials is reduced to 15 feet.


Fire Inspector
Keith Anderson